Career Opportunities at Big Rivers

Nondiscrimination Statement

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Electrification Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Lisa Garrett, Director Human Resources. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, D.C. 20250, and the Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.

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Plant Manager
JOB #IRC7453
LOCATION – WILSON STATION - CENTERTOWN, KY


The plant manager must have a broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Must have an equivalent to a four-year college degree, plus 11 to 15 years related experience and/or training, and 9 to 10 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The Wilson Plant Manager is responsible for providing the safe and cost-efficient operation and maintenance of a coal-fired unit. The plant manager will use their decision-making skills and leadership abilities to oversee the entire operation of an electric generating facility. Ensures that all safety and environmental procedures are followed by employees, and takes responsibility for the production and management teams. This position has the responsibility of providing reliable electrical service using the most efficient methods available. Must have good people skills to motivate people to work as a team and to follow regulations set by the industry.


Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number. Deadline to apply is 10/5/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


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Compliance Engineer
JOB #IRC7415
LOCATION – HENDERSON, KY


This position is responsible for the coordination, interpretation, and documentation and reporting of NERC, SERC, and other reliability standards as they apply to Big Rivers. Provide technical support in other corporate and departmental documentation development, monitoring, and update efforts. Participate in the transmission planning effort by performing transmission system planning studies and by developing and maintaining transmission planning models. Provide other engineering support to the transmission operations and the transmission planning functions. Experience with NERC reliability standards and/or power flow modeling is desired.


A four-year engineering or engineering technology degree is required with a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred. Must possess a demonstrated ability to absorb information, apply technical skills in practical applications, and achieve desired results in a highly technical operating environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and otherwise possess personal computer skills.


Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number. Deadline to apply is 09/26/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


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SYSTEM SUPERVISOR

JOB #IRC7473

LOCATION – HENDERSON, KY

The System Supervisor will be responsible for coordinating system operations for reliability and transmission activities for the Big Rivers transmission system. Perform duty of Operating Authority when providing switching instructions to field personnel to ensure proper isolation of lines and equipment.  Coordinate the normal and emergency operations of the Big Rivers system to achieve and maintain interconnected operating reliability and exercise authority and responsibility for the Big Rivers transmission system in such a manner that complies with all applicable Midcontinent ISO (MISO), North American Reliability Council (NERC) and Regional Entity Reliability Standards. Will be required to work a 12-hour rotating shift and be available for emergency call-in. 

An electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, associated technical field degree/certification, or relevant previous experience required for this position. Applicant must possess a demonstrated ability to absorb information, apply technical skills in practical applications, and achieve desired results in a highly technical operating environment.  Display excellent skills to communicate verbally in a clear, concise manner and be able to discern and/or observe signals and alarms and the ability to distinguish colors.  Be proficient in Microsoft Office products and otherwise possess personal computer skills. The position requires an initial training period as an Associate System Supervisor that may last 6 to 12 months depending upon the qualification of the applicant.  Passing the NERC System Operator Certification exam is required to advance to System Supervisor.

Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number.  Deadline to apply is 10/2/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.

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PLANT ENGINEER

JOB #IRC7433

LOCATION – CENTERTOWN, KY

The position is responsible for identifying opportunities for improvement. Plans and performs design, development and/or operating engineering portions of major projects. Individual will support various plant operations and maintenance groups with engineering based troubleshooting, problem analysis and resolution. Must be able to conduct work activities with regard to environmental rules and regulations and regularly review assignments to assure optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

B. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Must be able to independently evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria using judgment in identifying and implementing enhancements, adaptations and modifications to existing and/or new equipment in a power plant environment.

Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number.  Deadline to apply is 10/2/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.

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LAB SUPERVISOR

JOB #IRC7474

LOCATION – ROBARDS, KY

The Lab Supervisor will plan and direct activities to provide an accident-free work place, and to ensure the safety of personnel working at the facility. Carries out supervisory responsibilities that include assigning and directing work, appraising performance, training, and resolving problems.  Conducts inspection of equipment during operation and outages to check for corrosion, wear and scale control. Performs other engineering analysis, design, etc., to solve specific equipment and system problems. The candidate will have responsibility of developing and implementing a short and long term strategic maintenance plans, including responsibility of monitoring related budgets. Prepare requests for proposals, evaluate proposals, and award contracts. Completes or assembles information for various governmental agencies for compliance programs. Provide guidance on permitting conditions. Collect samples and evaluate soil and water quality data and evaluate efficiency of monitoring programs. Provides in-house consulting on chemical and/or material properties. Perform daily landfill inspections and reporting, weekly landfill regulatory inspections and conduct risk assessments. Available during off-hours for unplanned issues (unit outages, spills, etc.) which require support.

Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, Biology, or related fields with two or more years of related experience preferred. Requires thorough knowledge of power plant operations and environmental permitting. Individual must be able to apply formal training to job assignments, demonstrate leadership qualities and have excellent written and communication skills; and must be able to work with and across a multi-functional workforce. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number.  Deadline to apply is 10/2/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.

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Electrical Engineer

JOB #IRC7415

LOCATION – HENDERSON, KY


This position is responsible for the coordination, interpretation, documentation and reporting of NERC, SERC, and other regulatory reliability standards as they apply to Big Rivers. Provide technical support in other corporate and departmental documentation development, monitoring, and update efforts. Participate in the transmission planning effort by performing transmission system planning studies and by developing and maintaining transmission planning models. Provide other engineering support to the transmission operations and the transmission planning functions. Experience with NERC operation and planning standards and/or power system studies with power flow / short circuit modeling is desired.


A four-year engineering or engineering technology degree is required with a BS Degree in Electrical Power Engineering preferred. Must possess a demonstrated ability to absorb information, apply technical skills in practical applications, and achieve desired results in a highly technical operating environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products and otherwise possess personal computer skills.


Qualified candidates send resume to jobs@bigrivers.com – include job title & number. Deadline to apply is 10/09/22. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.


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